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China Daily | Updated: 2016-12-21 08:59
China hopes to make 2017 its annus mirabilis

A maglev train arrives at a station in Shanghai. [Photo/IC]

High-speed trains race like winners in global markets

By Zhong Nan, China Daily

I have a distinct memory of my days at Ashford International Railway Station in Kent, southeast England, more than a decade ago. Some afternoons, I used to watch the undersea train bound for Paris speed by. I would marvel at the sleek high-speed Eurostar train, which showcased the then state-of-the-art rail technology.

Technology has since evolved pretty fast. There's been a geographic shift too in the balance of railway technology power.

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